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Lifelong Ohio State fan. Born and raised on the Ohio River on my grandpappy's farm where I learned two important life lessons: 1, Always treat people how you'd want to be treated, even the people who mistreat you. 2, Three yards and a cloud of dust! One of my earliest memories as a child is wearing my scarlet and gray footie pajamas while watching OSU game replays on the local WOSU channel with my dad. I even remember Paul Warfield announcing. I grew up in southern Ohio and have lived all over the state including Chillicothe and Cleveland. I've been known to scream at the TV when Ohio State plays. I go all in every game hence why my screen name is IN ALL CAPS. When Ohio State loses I am sick to my stomach for several days afterward. When they win it's like freaking Christmas. I hate Michigan. I hate them more than Khan hated Captain Kirk. Michigan sucks. I also hate the SEC (especially effing Gator fans). Go Bucks!


  • SPORTS MOMENT: My best personal sports moment was my 1 tackle in high school in the 1989 OHSAA Division IV state championship game at Ohio Stadium on the old field turf. To play an actual game on the same turf Woody walked on will always be the greatest sports moment of my life. That and OSU's 2002 national championship game win over Miami. I cried tears of utter joy after that win.
  • NFL TEAM: Cincinnati Bungals
  • NHL TEAM: Tampa Bay Lightning
  • NBA TEAM: Meh
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 16 hours ago

I'd be more worried if he was visiting a place like Florida or UCLA. He can visit UK in one day and get back at a decent hour. I doubt they would pull his scholarship and I would hope he is not averse to competition because our LB depth is really going to be solid over the next few years.

Comment 16 hours ago

This bottle of Stevens awakens ancient feelings...

Comment 16 hours ago

Isn't that the Hoke Signal?

I thought his was a hot dog

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Bert's wife could do a segment on karma and what a bitch it can be.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

The only issue with that is Narduzzi has never been a head coach. He also appears to be loyal to Dantonio having also served under him at UC. He's been with Dino for a decade.

Also, would that hire have as much an impact on TTUN's recruiting as say hiring a Harbaugh, Miles or even Tommy Tuberville would?

Comment 29 Sep 2014

the thing that pisses me off is MSU doesn't seem to have these kinds of problems, with half the talent we have. I really wish UM3 would hire somebody from MSU or AL's staff and let them implement whatever system those teams are using.

Sparty sure as hell had issues with Oregon and Narduzzi has been there for 7 years.

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Am I the only one who finds it ironic that Hoke's high-water mark was beating Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl?

Comment 29 Sep 2014

Study your bourbon.

Don't miss a Skull Session.

Mark May wears women's underwear is another joke that we honestly believe is true.

Don't tweet at recruits.

Google former 11W staff writer Elika Sadeghi. Then prepare to lose your heart. Seriously.

Oh yeah, TTUN sucks eternal

Comment 29 Sep 2014

I added attending a Dubgate to my bucket list. I don't get to Ohio other than for the holidays but if I can make it up I'm going to try. I'd love to meet and have a beer with guys like DJ, Ramzy, Oyster, Buckeyevstheworld, Andy Vance and Hove.

Did 9Route show up? :-P

I've also found myself rooting for the 49ers and Ravens, not because I like them (I hate their guts) but because if they're successful neither Harbaugh will choose them over the Dumpster Fire in Ann Arbor. Same goes for Miles. THAT would be both awesome and sad, though someone did point out over the weekend that TTUN might turn to Tommy T. He already started his trash talk to Urbz post game Saturday with that "I would've whipped your ass with your talent."

Comment 28 Sep 2014

I would think Texas Tech would have an easier time recruiting in Texas with the Longhorns being down. UC has to compete with OSU, the B1G and now UK. Maybe I'm biased against UC but there's a reason they cant hold onto great coaches (Dantonio, Kelly).

And Iowa could win the AAC every year. The BigXII is far and away better than that conference.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

OSU's pass D is still at a disadvantage because Ash & Co. are still essentially trying to teach their players how to play this defense. It was all essentially installed in August. In order to have the experience to run the nuances and variations (like the chess references BTW) to trip up opposing offensive coordinators they first have to learn the base D which is going to take time.

It was posted in another thread not long ago about Narduzzi's first D at Sparty was ranked in the upper 100s nationally in passing D and by his 2nd year there they were on their way to the level we know now. We wont see the fruits of Ash's labor until next year but should see more improvement this year. Gotta hope anyway.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

So you guys were cheering on the Bucks and acting like normal civilized fans and that idiot tattled on you? I wasn't aware that there were "no cheer zones" at the Shoe. Apparently that woman thought there were. Sorry that happened to you. Glad the usher cop was cool about it.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

That's old fashioned swagger. As much as I hate the SEC their coaches have it (aside from Bert who's just an ogre). The B1G could use a few more coaches like Urban and Tommy.

P.S., Tommy, if you're going to bring up lack of talent as a crutch why in the HELL did you leave Texas Tech for UC??? Seems odd.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

Nobody knows if Brax had improved his accuracy since the Orange Bowl because nobody has seen him throw since then so nobody can write him off. I believe wholeheartedly that both Brax and JT are selfless enough to do whatever is needed to help the team win when or if Brax returns.  That includes Brax splitting time at QB or moving to another position.

I'm kinda stunned some people forget that getting Brax back automatically gives us the most talented and experienced player on the field in ANY game. We're going to need guys like him if we're going to even sniff the playoffs.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

The arm strength complaint does not mean much in the college game. His arm strength limits both his ability to throw 60-yard rope hail marys (like Brax did in the Wisconsin game) and threading the needle in tight coverage. But the pass patterns our WRs and RBs run are designed to catch in space, that's why we don't see 10-yard hooks more often. We will rarely see JT try to thread the needle because he won't have to throw those.

Comment 28 Sep 2014

Franklin has a LOT of rebuilding to do. Even with a top recruiting class for 2015 he's going to need at least two more to get to a decent level. Coaching can only take you so far.